I host game night every Wednesday. This is easy for me to do because I don’t have to leave my condo. I simply spend 2 minutes vacuuming during the day, and sometimes I make dessert. No problem.
However, for everyone else, it requires driving to my neighborhood. This isn’t difficult, except on days like today when there’s a good 6 inches of snow on the ground. So a few hours before game night, I told everyone that it was totally fine if they decided not to come.
6 people showed up (out 0f 9).
I was pretty amazed by this. Who are these people, braving the snow like that? I wouldn’t have driven through the snow to attend game night tonight, and I love games!
It reminded me of a recent story about a blizzard in Washington DC. The next day, apparently only women showed up to work at the Senate. Here’s a quote from the article:
As Murkowski took stock of the Senate floor, the Republican senator from Alaska noticed that every single person who showed up to work was a woman.
“As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber and the presiding officer is female,” Murkowski said, addressing the floor. “All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female.”
How awesome is that?! The turnout was bipartisan, and it wasn’t planned. One might say that the women in the Senate just had more fortitude and desire to work than the men.
While that wasn’t the case tonight (2 women, 4 men), I have newfound respect for anyone who braves the elements, whether it’s to play board games or run the country.
Do you mind driving in the snow? Would you have shown up for game night and your Senate job?